Malacanang asks the public to brace for typhoon 'Henry'

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from Government of the Philippines
Published on 20 Jul 2014 View Original

MANILA, July 20 -- Typhoon Henry will hit the Visayas region with a projected entry through Guiuan, Eastern Samar, a Palace official said on Sunday.

In a press briefing over radio station dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) warned that the typhoon will be 370 kilometer from Eastern Samar by Sunday night.

“Ang bagyong ‘Henry’ ay nagtataglay ng hangin na aabot sa 120 kilometro bawat oras malapit sa gitna at pagbugso na 150 kilometro bawat oras,” said Coloma.

Heavy rain is expected with thunder storms in Eastern Samar, island of Siargao and Surigao del Norte as Typhoon Henry makes landfall.

Coloma also said that the storm may cause flash floods and landslides and warned fishermen to refrain from heading to sea particularly in the eastern part of the country.

“Ipinaaalala rin sa mga mangingisda na huwag nang maglayag mula sa mga silangang baybayin patungong karagatan ng Bicol, Visayas, at Mindanao,” said Coloma.